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Turkey Scolds French Commemoration of Armenian Genocide

The French decision to mark April 24 as a day of commemoration for the Armenian genocide has been attacked in Turkey, with the government saying France should “look at its own dark history” before remembering the slaughter of Armenians.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in Iraq to warn Iraqi and Kurdish leaders against next month's independence referendum in the country's Kurdish region

Erdogan Meets Putin for Syria, Missile Sale Talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discuss the increasingly close economic and strategic partnership between their countries.

Erdogan juggles Moscow, Washington over Russia missile deal

Erdogan Sees Win in Local Votes, but Loses Mayoralty of Turkey’s Capital

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition’s success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party’s dominance. The ruling party lost the capital, Ankara, and the race for Istanbul mayor was still too close to call early Monday.

Erdogan says Turkey maintains 'low-level' contact with Syria

Mayoral Races Test Turkey’s Erdogan Amid Economic Downturn

ISTANBUL — Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party, AKP, at a rally in Istanbul, late Tuesday, March 19, 2019, ahead of local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Syria, Iran, Turkey Vow to Fight Trump Proclamation on Golan Heights

Syria’s state-run media published photos of citizens marching in the streets on Tuesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The Syrian regime’s patrons in Iran denounced the decision, while the increasingly Islamist government of Turkey vowed to fight the U.S. and Israel at the United Nations.

Hezbollah chief urges 'resistance' over US Golan move

Greece Angered by Erdogan’s Proposal to Turn the Hagia Sophia into a Mosque

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed converting the fabled Hagia Sophia into a mosque on Sunday. The Greek government responded with anger on Monday, pointing out that the Hagia Sophia was the seat of Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.

The interior of the Hagia Sophia's dome showing the Madonna and Child in the center. The Islamic panels were added centuries later after the Muslim conquest of the city. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Report: Michael Flynn Amasses Huge $5 Million Legal Bill

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in December 2017 to making false statements to the FBI regarding his contact with Russian officials and business dealings with Turkey, is facing millions in legal bills, according to a report.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse for a status hearing July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged Flynn with one count of making a false statement to the …

Turkey and Iran Conduct Joint Mission Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

The Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Monday that Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against Kurdish separatist militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), with full results yet to be announced. The operation was apparently conducted in the Qandil mountains of Iraq’s Irbil province, about 25 miles from the Turkish border.

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga take part in a graduation ceremony at the Zakho military academy in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Zakho, some 500 kilometres north of Baghdad, on January 30, 2018. Some four-hundred eighteen male and female Peshmerga fighters completed their military training and graduated from the academy. / AFP …

Turkish Prez Showing Christchurch Footage at Rallies, NZ Fears He Is Endangering Kiwis

Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been inflaming his supporters by showing footage of the suspected far-right terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, at political rallies — a move which potentially “imperils the future and safety of the New Zealand people and our people abroad”, according to the Pacific country’s foreign minister.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Falsely Links Yair Netanyahu to Christchurch Massacre

TEL AVIV — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan screened a video at a campaign rally that falsely links Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, to the deadly shooting massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand in which 50 people were murdered at two mosques.

TEL AVIV -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan screened a video at a campaign rally in which he falsely linked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, to the deadly shooting massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand in which 50 people were murdered at two mosques.

New Zealand Suspect Toured Christian-Ottoman Battle Sites

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had travelled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire.

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